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In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. He dreams of a super-race, returning Serbia to its grand connections to ancient Greece. In his laboratory, assisted by Otto, he builds a desirable female body, but needs a male who will be superbody and superlover. He thinks he has found just the right brain to go with a body he's built, but he's made an error, taking the head of a asexual aesthete. Meanwhile, the Baroness has her lusts, and she fastens on Nicholas, a friend of the dead lad. Can the Baron pull off his grand plan? He brings the two zombies together to mate. Meanwhile, Nicholas tries to free his dead friend. What about the Baron's children? Written by
According to Luigi Cozzi, Antonio Margheriti allowed his friend producer to use his name as the official Italian director of this film in order to keep financial help from the state. However, this trick led to a costly prosecution for both Margheriti and the producer. See more »
When the two children escape through through the small hole, the boy goes in with one leg first, though on the other side he appears head first. See more »
Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, AKA Flesh for Frankenstein, was added to the official UK video nasty list during the 1980s, but although the film undeniably sets out to be in very poor taste, it doesn't really qualify as 'nasty', the copious sex and gore being way too tongue-in-cheek to be truly disturbing. Camp performances, lurid splatter, and soft-core shenanigans actually go to make this an outrageous piece of degenerate trash that is hard to take seriously (unless you're a Daily Mail reader or a Tory politician).
Udo Kier gives a wonderfully hammy turn as Baron Frankenstein, the accent he adopts way over-the-top so as to complement the silly dialogue, and the rest of the cast follow his lead, giving equally exaggerated performances. Among the tasteless subjects touched upon by the tacky script are eugenics, necrophilia and incest, and to add to the film's overall exploitative nature, the whole thing was shot in glorious 3D, allowing the severed limbs, spurting blood and messy viscera to dangle right in front of the viewer's face.
After an hour and a half of amazingly lurid nonsense chock full of nudity and violence, the film wraps up in a darkly humorous manner by seeing most of the characters meet their fate in a variety of gruesome ways, with the hero of the piece, womanising stable-boy Nicholas (Joe Dallesandro), left suspended helplessly from a crane in the laboratory as the baron's children, the only other survivors, slowly approach him, scalpels in hand, ready to continue their father's work.
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